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Bibliotheca Wittockiana
Bibliotheca Wittockiana
23 rue du Bemel
Brussels
pgodin@wittockiana.org
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The Art Nouveau style in Belgium is known for the interplay of supple lines and movements as well as for the stylisation of ornamental flowers, both figurative and linear. Belgian bookbinding has been particularly influenced by the strong personality of the architect and decorator Henry Van de Velde. Between 1893 and 1900 he created decorated bindings which, together with their preliminary designs, have been brought together here for the first time. Furniture, silver, jewellery, stained-glass and textiles designed by the artist will complete the exhibition. (Reliure à décor Art nouveau exécutée d’après un dessin de Henry Van de Velde (vers 1897) © Bibliotheca Wittockiana)